Cumulus Media has picked up the syndicated Armstrong & Getty on its Talk stations in Albuquerque, Fresno, Salt Lake City, and Ventura. The KSTE Sacramento based program will now be heard in mornings 1050 KTBL Albuquerque, 860 KKAT Salt Lake City and “SportsRadio 1450” KVEN Ventura. The program will also air at night from 9-11pm on 580 KMJ/105.9 KMJ-FM Fresno. Cumulus’ 810 KGO San Francisco had become the first station in the company to pick up the program this past April. Cumulus Media announces that it has added popular morning talk radio show, The Armstrong & Getty Show to the morning line-up on four additional Cumulus talk radio stations. The stations are: KKAT-AM, Salt Lake City; KTBL-AM, Albuquerque; KMJ-AM/FM, Fresno; and KVEN-AM, Ventura. The Armstrong ...[Read More]
Gold Coast Broadcasting will swap frequencies for its Rhythmic Oldies “Old School 95.9” KOCP Camarillo and Rhythmic CHR “Q104.7” KCAQ Oxnard in the Oxnard/Ventura market on Friday, July 1 at 7:00am. The move is all about the adjacent Los Angeles market as the move is to allow KOCP’s programming to rimshot the city filling the void for Rhythmic Oldies created by the flip of “Hot 92.3” KHHT to Urban “Real 92.3” KRRL in February 2015. 104.7’s signal covers much of Los Angeles proper with a booster in the San Fernando Valley and a translator CP on 98.3 that will cover the westside including Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Much of its programming is duplicated on “Old School 104.7” KQIE Redlands serving the Inland Empire. T...[Read More]
Cumulus Media flipped Country “106.3 Nash Icon” KRRF Oak View/Oxnard/Ventura CA to Classic Hip-Hop “106.3 Spin-FM” at noon today. The flip positions KRRF between Gold Coast Broadcasting Rhythmic CHR “Q104.7” KCAQ and Rhythmic Oldies “Old School 95.9” KOCP while flanking sister Rhythmic CHR “103.3 The Vibe” KVYB. Cumulus Media announces that Ventura County, California’s KRRF 106.3 FM kicks off Memorial Day Weekend with a fresh sound and Classic Hip-Hop programming from the late ‘80’s and ‘90’s on the all-new radio station 106.3 SPIN-FM. The former Country-formatted station launched this afternoon at 12PM Noon PST. 106.3 SPIN-FM plays the party music of a generation and features songs by legendary hip-hop artists including: Snoop Do...[Read More]
Cumulus Hot AC “B95.1” KBBY-FM Ventura, CA has flipped to Mainstream AC “The New 95.1 KBBY“. Now positioning as “Today’s Hits & Yesterday’s Favorites”, KBBY is mostly alternating currents/recurrents and gold library tracks. The relaunch comes with a new on-air lineup. Lance Ballance, Operations Manager of sister Classic Hits “100 The Pike” WWFX and Hot AC 104.5 WXLO Worcester, MA will add mornings at KBBY to his duties. Ballance is known in Southern California for his 1989-2002 run at AC’s 103.5 KOST and 104.3 KBIG Los Angeles. Scott Alexander moves from mornings to middays, while Bill Michaels remains in afternoons
Station Moves One of only two facilities licensed to operate on 87.9 is seeking to move. Mountain View Public Broadcasting’s pending acquisition of 87.9 KSFH Mountain View, CA seeks to move to 100.7 due to “operational challenges faced on this channel, which is outside the normally used FM broadcast band”. The Class D signal intends to operate with 10 watts at -44 meters (Coverage Map). KSFH originally operated on 90.5 and 88.1 prior to moving to 87.9 in 1999. If granted, the move will leave Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls’ K200AA Sun Valley/Reno, NV as the only broadcast facility licensed on 87.9. New Translator Grants Kevin Youngers has been granted a CP for 93.7 W229CG Cleveland, OH. W229CG will operate with 27 watts at 51 meters rebroadcasting EMF Broadcasting̵...[Read More]
Gold Coast Broadcasting flipped Classic Hits “Rewind 95.9” KOCP Camarillo/Oxnard/Santa Barbara to Rhythmic Oldies “Old School 95.9” on Friday, August 29. The new format flanks market leading sister Rhythmic CHR “Q104.7” KCAQ Oxnard. KOCP had dropped to a 1.0 share in the Oxnard/Ventura Spring 2014 Nielsen Audio ratings. The move comes just two weeks after Cumulus flipped competing “Classic Hits 106.3” KRRF Oak View to Country “106.3 Nash Icon“.
Update 8/15: Cumulus has debuted the “Nash Icon” Country brand on fourteen stations across the nation. 98.9 W255CJ Atlanta and 102.1 WZAT Savannah were the first to make the flip at 12pm Eastern. Five more followed at 3pm Central and the rest scattered across the remainder of the afternoon. The stations making the move to Nash Icon are: Country 92.5 KJJY Des Moines Classic Country “92.5 The Outlaw” Newaygo/Muskegon MI News/Talk 93.7 WJBC-FM Pontiac/Bloomington IL AC “Warm 94.9” KRMW Cedarville/Fayetteville AR Country 95.5 WSM-FM Nashville Classic Rock “96.3 The Mountain” KBZU Albuquerque CHR “Hot 97.9” KQLK De Ridder/Lake Charles Classic Hits “Good Time Oldies 98.9” W255CJ Atlanta CHR “99.5 The Vibe” WZRR B...[Read More]
Southern California Public Radio, operators of 89.3 KPCC Pasadena/Los Angeles has acquired Christian AC “K-Life” 89.5 KLFH Ojai for $800,000. The seller is Logos Broadcasting Company, who continue to own the originating station of the “K-Life” format: 89.3 KLFF San Luis Obispo and 89.9 K210AD Santa Barbara. The acquisition of KLFH will give KPCC a stronger signal in the Oxnard/Ventura market than 94.3 K232EW, the 7 watt translator that SCPR holds a CP for. The acquisition comes amidst SCPR’s fellow public operators growing in Oxnard and adjacent Santa Barbara. 89.9 KCRW and 91.5 KUSC recently teamed for a deal which will see KUSC move its Santa Barbara simulcast to 93.7 KDB and allow KCRW to take over 88.7 KQSC.
Update 4/1: KRRF ended its weekend of stunting and relaunched as “Classic Hits 106.3“. Focusing on music of the 1960’s through 1980’s, the station is launching with 10,006 songs in a row. Duncan Payton joins the station as PD and will hold an on-air shift as well. Original Report 3/31: Cumulus Classic Rock “106.3 The Surf” KRRF Oak View, CA has dropped its format and is stunting with a broad mix of music similar to what is currently airing at sister “Love 105” Minneapolis. KRRF recently completed its move from the Santa Barbara market down to Oxnard/Ventura. The station now operates with 960 watts at 252 meters from a tower in Ventura proper but no longer puts a city-grade signal over Santa Barbara. KRRF now joins a Cumulus cluster that inclu...[Read More]
We start our semi-regular look at FCC applications in Boston where Horizon Christian Fellowship is looking to relocate 103.7 W279BQ Gloucester, MA to the John Hancock Tower in downtown Boston. If approved, the translator will operate with 10 watts. It is currently licensed to rebroadcast Christian “Renew-FM” 90.1 WRYP Wellfleet, MA. Translators have had a hard time completing upgrades in Detroit due to its proximity to the Canadian border and tight spacing to nearby markets. That isn’t stopping EMF from making an attempt to increase the signal at its 98.3 W252BX. The translator has applied to upgrade to a directional 250 watts pointed directly towards downtown Detroit from its current 170 watt license. With the change, the translator will shift from rebroadcasting a subch...[Read More]
Update 12/3: EMF has announced it has agreed to purchase the 92.7 trimulcast. No terms have been disclosed. As we’ve reported below, EMF began programming the stations via LMA on December 1. Original Report 12/1: EMF Broadcasting has begun programming Amaturo Group’s three stations in Southern California. The stations which all circle around Los Angeles on 92.7 had aired a Variety Hits format as “Playlist 92.7” and have flipped to EMF’s Christian CHR “Air1” network. The three stations are KLST-FM Fountain Valley which covers portions of Orange County, KLSI Thousand Oaks which covers the westermost portions of the San Fernando Valley northwest of Los Angeles, and KLSN Adelanto serving the Victor Valley.